December 11, 2017

Advantages and Disadvantages of Electronic Card Access

Electronic card access can break down into a few different categories. Each is more secure than the last, but let’s look at the advantages and disadvantages each type of electronic card access brings to the table when securing your campus or facility: Magnetic Stripe Cards These are good for low level security. They can keep […]
December 10, 2017

The Difference Between Thermal Imaging and Active IR

When we talk security cameras in Chicago, night vision almost always comes up. In the Fall and Winter, we get some long nights. When it’s not freezing, that leaves ample opportunity for burglars to operate at night. One of the most talked about needs is being able to see at night, but not just this. […]
December 9, 2017

How Does an IR Security Camera Work?

An IR security camera is a security camera that can see in a band of light called infrared. Infrared is invisible to us, but there are some predators and pests that can sense it. Various kinds of snakes in particular can use it to hunt at night. If you ever wonder why mosquitoes can track […]
December 8, 2017

Mechanical vs. Electronic Combination Locks

Ah, combination locks. We’ve been using them since grade school. They’re good to secure lockers against a snooping classmate, but are they enough access control to secure important documentation or valuables in your business? If not, how can we upgrade them to ensure that they are? Mechanical Combination Locks Combination locks fall into a few […]
December 7, 2017

Are Locks and Keys Enough to Keep Secure Anymore?

You may be debating about the pros and cons of physical access control. Yet it’s not a new concept. Chances are, unless you leave your business or campus buildings unlocked, you’ve already been using a form of access control for years. The Limits of Lock & Key Locks and the keys that open them are […]
December 6, 2017

Use Digital Signage for Active Content

We’ve all seen lazy digital signage in our lives. Most often, it’s at the mall. You see digital signage that could capture your attention, but all that’s posted on the screen is the exact same image that was on a traditional billboard in the food court. Why? Why just recycle static images on your digital […]
December 5, 2017

Employing Digital Signage in Waiting Rooms

Digital signage for waiting rooms offers a number of benefits. Indoor digital signage is great for conveying information, and they can follow different rules than outdoor signs. If your business uses a waiting room or waiting area, you can use digital signage to keep track of the queue.   Implementing Indoor Digital Signage This is […]
December 4, 2017

Focus on Effective Digital Signage by Avoiding These Mistakes

Digital signage in the Chicagoland area is a powerful tool. Just make sure that power doesn’t go straight to your head. A traditional sign never changes, but effective digital signage can be changed as often as you like. That doesn’t mean you should go hog wild with it, though. Get a head start by avoiding […]
December 1, 2017

6 Ways to Make Your Digital Signage More Effective

Digital signage in Chicago already stands out. It stands out from more traditional signs and ads that can only communicate a name, logo, and motto. Digital signage catches people’s eyes with its electronic look, and can communicate far more in the same amount of time. There are ways to make digital signage in Chicago even […]